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Shagreen shoes: What would you wear them with?

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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Santoni FAM grey shagreen bals half price on sale. They probably have my size. Not that I need such an indulgence, but the sheer decadence is half the fun if not the entire point.

What would you wear such a shoe with?


I cannot help it! Don't those shoes just beg for the companionship of a sharkskin suit?
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if it were me i'd get them in a flash! they sound like great going out shoes! with jeans and sport coat - what colors ar available?
 

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I might end-up in paris later in the year, and if so, I'm definitely stopping at Corthay for a pair of their shagreen shoes. Like you, I have absolutely no idea what I'd wear them with. Someone must have some ideas.
 

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Jeans, sunglasses, and a sport coat with a paperback copy of Le peau de chagrin in the pocket.
 

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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Ginza Tailor would probably make one for me for a price. But don't you have to be Karl Lagerfeld to wearsuch a thing?

Having seen one of your true photos that was posted some time ago, I simply cannot imagine you white-haired, pony-tailed, fanning a pudgy face clad in those sunglasses! I don't think your employer could imagine it either.
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
pics?

Sorry, didn't think to snap a pic with my cell phone. They're bals with a rather pointy chisel toe. The shagreen is arranged in such a way that the center of each shoe looks like it has a row of white buttons or perhaps some kind of medallion going down the front. Half price puts them in the neighborhood of $500.
 

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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
Having seen one of your true photos that was posted some time ago, I simply cannot imagine you white-haired, pony-tailed, fanning a pudgy face clad in those sunglasses! I don't think your employer could imagine it either.
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You're right. Definitely the furthest thing from my look. I'm pretty sure I couldn't wear shagreen shoes to work to begin with.
 

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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Only grey. I was thinking dinner jacket, but jeans and sport coat would be a good choice too.

i think definatly get as grey is easy to wear and you can darken them with black wax too if you find the color too light!
 

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Originally Posted by luk-cha
i think definatly get as grey is easy to wear and you can darken them with black wax too if you find the color too light!
?! are you sure about this? I wouldn't put wax on shagreen.
 

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